More of the Improbable Figures series:
Lisa A. Ryan is a paper collage artist and illustrator who has created for YouTube, Esquire, Paste Quarterly and The Mockingbird magazine. Her Improbable Figures series re-imagines the human form into a landscape of angles and curves, light and shadow—both intimate and disorienting. Visit her website at lisaaryan.com
New City Arts Welcome Gallery will host the Improbable Figures exhibit from Oct. 6-31 with an opening reception from 5-7:30pm on First Friday, Oct. 6. Meet the artist on 10/20 at the gallery’s Artist Lunch from 12-1pm. Event sponsors include Northwestern Mutual, ting and Keevil & Keevil Grocery.
Founded 8 years ago, New City Arts is a Charlottesville area non-profit whose mission is to support artists and facilitate cultural participation locally. Through a portfolio of creative programs like Charlottesville SOUP, Housing2Home, and the New City Artist-in-Residence program, they support artists because they believe in the life-giving and community-building work of the arts. Two years ago, New City Arts opened Welcome Gallery, a storefront art space on the downtown mall in order to provide artists with a space to exhibit; facilitate community with a place to gather; and support other downtown galleries by creating an additional First Friday Art Walk venue. Since opening, New City Arts has welcomed almost 10,000 visitors through its door, and they are excited to launch their third annual season of monthly exhibits by Charlottesville area artists.